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-- >> president obama has created jobs, particularly in ohio where we restored the auto industry. no one can take that away from this past administration, but what they can attribute to governor romney is let them go bankrupt, and also a misleading and distorting ad that tells not the truth but a distortion of that which is so unfair. they will vote the truth and the truth will set them free, and they will vote november 6th and be free. >> excellent, thanks so much to both of you. i appreciate it. of course, the drum beat carries on. just three days to go until election day. many discussions to be had before folks in large numbers hopefully make it to the polls. thanks so much to both of you. appreciate. >>> it's canceled for the first time in 42 years. talking about sunday's new york city marathon. critics were afraid the race would hurt the sandy recovery efforts. now runners have turned their attention from the race to those most in need. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only
in ohio. president obama canceled events in virginia and colorado. he'll do one last rally in florida today before heading back to washington. on sunday the president met with fema, the federal emergency management agency overseeing the government's plans to help states and cities. >> anything they need, we will be there. we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. >> reporter: in florida the president told campaign workers turnout is the key. >> whoever is able to get their voters out, they're the one whose are going to win florida. >> reporter: that could be tough in states where sandy is headed. maryland already canceled early voting today. virginia, a battleground state could see power outages lasting until election day. >> several months ago we had the largest -- third largest power outage in history but we got everything pretty much back on in seven days. we're not expecting that this time. >> reporter: virginia is already planning to extend its hours for absentee voting. those absentee votes could be critical. it's believed that
. >> i can tell you, we pulled ohio last week. and i looked at the two polls that had obama plus 4. i don't think obama plus four is the right number in ohio and here is why. >> bill: what was your number by the way? >> we had it tied. 47, 47. suffolk listed all the candidates on the ballots. a couple of things of on those polls that i noticed. number one cuyahoga county was weighted at 13%. the truth about cuyahoga county from 2004 to 2008 the total votes cast in ohio went up 100,000 if you add up all the candidates but in cuyahoga county, between 2004 and 2008 which was a big year for barack obama, cuyahoga county casted less ballots in the election in 2008 than 2004. the relative strength of cuyahoga has dropped to 11% north 13%. >> bill: that's very favorable to barack obama. that's the cleveland area. so, if they are weighting that in a heavy way. >> at 13% instead of 11%. >> bill: it's reality that the vote is dropping there. it's going to be better for romney. >> true. >> bill: do you trust rasmussen, larry? you are pretty outspoken about these polls. remember, scott was on it the
obama up in ohio still. >> yeah, i think obama does have a slight lead in ohio. >> even though the cincinnati inquirer poll just had it tied. >> i understand that. >> it's not rasmussen. which polls do we believe now? >> i understand that. do you want me to -- should we keep going on this or shy deal with andrew's question about the ground game? >> no, we better talk sandy i think. >> okay. sandy effect on the vote is entirely speculative. there are a lot of people yakking about it, but mostly making stuff up. i'll go to a couple things. first of all, obama is believed to have a somewhat more extensive ground game, he has more people on the ground. so in theory, he has more to disrupt. the president's schedule has him doing more events that will have to be canceled than romney. on the other hand, because romney is down a field goal and needs something to happen, the idea that sandy could flereeze things in place for a few days is not necessarily good for him because he had momentum after the first debate. the momentum seems to have died out. it's left him in a very competitive
, ohio, virginia, florida. you stop him in any one of those three states, president obama stays president. so that's the strategy. you don't want to bleed yourself so much, even with the amount of money both campaigns have, that you actually make it easier for the other side to make inroads. >> i'm out of time but i want to ask you each really, really quickly for your guy, on the democratic side, chris, where are we going to see the president going over the weekend, the last weekend of this campaign? >> that's obvious, ohio, ohio, ohio. >> ohio, ohio, ohio. how about you, robert? where is romney going? >> ohio and most likely he will end his campaign in new hampshire. new hampshire is still very much in play. and maybe hawaii. he might go to hawaii. i heard romney may go to hawaii. >> i'm going to give a shoutout to my bosses. hawaii for the weekend. chris, robert, give me a heads up if you hear anything about that. >> we'll pack our board shorts. >>> turning back to sandy, pope benedict xvi says he has been praying for those who have lost their lives and property because of the hurricane
tuesday's presidential election. >> president obama leads governor romney in ohio. in virginia the president holds a two point lead. however his republican challenger has an edge with independent voters. and in florida governor romney has cut the president's nine-point advantage last month to just one-point. jan crawford is in tampa covering the romney campaign. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah. romney has been keeping a pretty low profile over the past couple of days as he's been trying to walk this fine line between maintaining a public presence while the east coast was guesting battered by hurricane sandy. but now we got six days left. he's back on the campaign trail here in florida. he's got a rally later morning. you see his campaign plane in the background. he's hoping to build that momentum, continue build the momentum and as you said our poll shows he's picked up a lot of ground here. romney arrived in florida tuesday night ahead of three campaign events here today. he'll be join by senator marco rubio and former florida governor jeb bush as he
, the gallup poll 41 and all for romney, and nobody trusts president obama on the economy. >> ohio and-- >> and investors don't trust him, because-- investors don't trust him he's already told businesses the tax rates are going to go up, especially on small businesses and secondly, obamacare, the single largest mandated labor cost hike in american history is about to clobber. >> unemployment is the best in years and-- >> the unemployment is the best it's been in years. >> down to 7.8%. >> that doesn't mean more people are working. >> and the numbers have shown the economy is getting better. >> the american people are more than the people you live with and hang out in your house. 7.8% is not real when it's 14.7%. and americans are working two and three jobs. americans are still looking for some kind of recovery and they're not with barack obama to get that recovery. >> the jobs that barack obama put forward and the republicans want to get him out of office. if the republicans sit down with the president in a bipartisan way and work on a jobs bill. >> federal government spending does not
of ohio. unemployment rate is 7 percent and better than the national average. they believe in the obama camp it would be a midwestern fire for them and they will carry it and make it hard for obama to reach the electorial votes he needs to take it away from the president. >> neil: we look at the president's travel plans. i am confused of the polls. we know from karl rove. 181,000 viewer democrats turned out for early voting or to file absentee ballots. i don't know if that means anything in and of itself. but it is a gap from last time. are they talking about that or what do they think? they are. and this is why it is significant. early voting is aco part of the obama strategy to get reelected. democrats are more likely to do early vote republicans turn out on election day and not engage in early voting. the president needs a boost in ohio, florida and seeing big crowds and like in nevada out west as well the other thing to note, the president's travels were significant . they have thought if they look at polls suggesting that the president has a big lead in ohio. why is he coming here
mitt romney will win in a land slide. they tend to be in places for mccain and not for obama. it is hard for me to know what is going on. >> you and me both. one thing that was interesting when i listened to the president talking about early voting trend and talk up in ohio and the democratic camp is saying just to compensate for the early voting disadvantage mitt romney is out in ohio. i don't know how that extrap polate this out. he would have to get 59 percent to win the state on election day. how do you see ohio? >> i was in hamilton county, cincinnati and delaware county on monday. everywhere i went. it was enthusiasm for romney . feeling that hamilton county, cincinnati, won 28,000 votes for obama and 12 to 20,000 votes for mitt romney and if that happens you talk about a land slide. it is almost impossible for obama to suffer a 50,000 vote turn around in hamilton county and winco - win ohio. >> neil: you warned about the coming deadline yet it is getting close. as a former speaker and you know how the washington process workings. what do they do whether bark obama or m
ing average. and as for ohio this is another state where obama has never trailed and the real clear politics average -- >> the democrats' lead has shrunk. >> one at a time, one at a time. >> seven polls came out in the last 48 hours. >> but you're under 50. >> obama is leading in every single poll. >> i'll say it at this time. as listening as obama is under 50, then romney has a very good chance in these races. keith boykin, i will tell you this, it may be true that money can't buy love, but money certainly can help in these close political races. i've got to leave it there. keith, robert, jonathan, thank you, gentlemen. up next, even if you don't live in the northeast, this storm will still have a major impact on you. steve leishman is back after the break to help you prepare. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ]
week about ohio. without autos, without auto manufacturing, it would be very hard to see how the obama team can continue to have excitement and emotional momentum on their side in ohio. it could very well be that the car situation and the help that this administration provided could be the stonewall. however, you look at this momentum, and mike, you follow campaigns. you follow political efforts. and when you have this kind of momentum heading into the final week, it's got to be a good feeling for the romney campaign as they look at the last eight days of where they are. >> you know, usually in campaigns, joe, you know this better than any of us sitting here because you've been on the ballot. you get an indication four, five days out that something has tipped within one campaign or another. and it's set in motion. and so you sort of know who the winner will be. that's not the case this year. i fall back on something that you keep hearing repeatedly when you're out there talking with people, that the president of the united states somehow -- well, we know how -- did himself irreparable
. president obama has cancelled campaign events in virginia and ohio to monitor the situation. mitt romney scrapped plans as well. instead, he joined running mate paul ryan in ohio. he made sure supporters knew sandy was still on his mind. >> and it's a time of celebration for us. it's a time of importance and significance. i know that right now some people in the country are concerned about a storm about to hit the coast, and our thoughts and prayers are with people who will find themselves in harm's way. >> romney is scheduled to many campaign again today in ohio. and he'll stop in iowa and wisconsin. >> it's forced governor o'malley to cancel early voting in maryland. voting was supposed to run through thursday. governor o'malley says he hopes he can extend that through friday to make up for today. >>> people in d.c. are gearing up for sandy's impact. >> that includes neighborhoods prone to power outages and flooding. news 4's megan mcgrath is live in the bloomingdale section of the city with more on that. what are they doing this time around? >> reporter: you're right. they've had a ho
to the polls, provision aal ballots will be b in ohio. >> if it comes down to preparation, obama will win, they've been out here since 2007 building these local organizations. if it comes down to enthusiasm, that could be something different. it feels loik an election where the incumbent stumbles in early october, it's very hard to recover. but the polling -- it will turn out that there was something really wrong with all the polling if obama loses at this point. >> what was the october surprise? >> i think sandy happening this week has changed how we look at the election for sure. i think that coming up -- coming into monday or tuesday, the romney message was momentum, momentum, momentum. then they stopped having a message because sandy took over. we're starting up again with barack obama out there in new jersey with chris christie and the message that he has bipartis bipartisanship. >> five days. is it time for a whole new messaging, no new moment snum. >> there's a little bit time for it. we'll have the jobs report that could have some momentum for romney going into the weekend. >> a look at
. with just four days to go, president obama is focusing on, where else? where do you think he went? ohio. he's making stops there every day between now and tuesday. he'll also be in virginia, florida, new hampshire, iowa, colorado and wisconsin over the next 96 hours. mitt romney will be in many of those same states over the next four days, although he's hitting pennsylvania and skipping florida. president obama was back on the trail yesterday after a three-day break to oversee the storm recovery. rallying to a crowd of 10,000 in colorado. the president made what some are saying was a jab at his opponent's tendency to change his mind. >> after four years as president, you know me by now. you know me. you may not agree with every decision that i've made. you may be frustrated at the pace of change. i always remind people that when we did the auto bailout, only 10% of the country approved of it. including, by the way, folks in michigan and ohio. but you know what i believe. you know where i stand. you know i'm willing to make tough decisions even when they're not politically convenient. >> mit
. >> that's the point i was going to make. the obama campaign in say the state of ohio is investing $50 million in gotv activity. unless they pull voters to the polls the natural enthusiasm advantage the republicans enjoy could give governor romney a slight edge. the gotv effort i firmly believe is stronger on the democratic side than the republican side. it is not ideology, it is just fact. if that happens it could give obama a very, very narrow margin. martha: gotv is get-out-the-vote for those folks that haven't had a fill of their coffee this morning. >> absolutely. martha: monica, read these for me. >> i think the republicans enjoy a strong intensity gap. when we talk about get-out-the-votes effort that is incredibly foorn but the the democrats enjoyed four years ago which has swung in the other direction is so intense. we saw from gallup earlier this week, martha we're looking at all-time highs in terms of enthusiasm, highest of any point gallup has been polling. you look at that. then you combine that with numbers you put out, martha, about the major issues driving voters to the
that we're in a tie. the swing state data showing ever so slight obama lead, within the margin of error. ohio couple points up. through the midwest, wisconsin, michigan, minnesota, a couple points up, a couple points up in pennsylvania. ever so slight obama lead there. but it could go either way. martha: monica? >> yeah. what is interesting we're seeing the traditional tightening of a race as we get closer and closer to election day. what is interesting that independent number you put you, martha, governor romney still has a very healthy lead among independents and doug mentioned the swing states, when you look at critical swing states states of ohio, governor romney is leading among independents by six points n virginia he is leading among independents by a staggering 21 points among independents. also in florida he is leading by about five points. races are won in the middle. those independents will really decide this race and they seem to be trending toward governor romney. martha: let's look at some of these other numbers. i was fascinated by these when they came out in the evening
and an outside chance at mish ban and minnesota. but obama made a crucial mistake. he figured he would do ohio would be his fire wall. ohio and iowa. and if he did a lot of stuff there and a lot of negatives on romney, they couldn't get by that. but what romney's done, they have gone over the fire wall and gone into pennsylvania, where obama's never been on the air. and in the last week, the last week of the election, obama is spenning about $2 million in pennsylvania and romney and his allies are spending $11 million. pennsylvania is going to go for romney. he is 3 points ahead now. those 20 electoral votes will put him over the top, long before we call the 18 in ohio. >> greta: all right. let me ask but ohio. all the polls are neck and neck so they are tied. so tell me why those polls are not to be public believed and why listening to you, we should think you are right in calling ohio? >> because the polls that are out there, for example, the times/cbs poll interviewed 38% democrats and 29% of their sample are republicans. about an 8 or 9-point democratic advantage. now in 2008, there was an
to be on election day. host: what about ohio and the back-and-forth about this ad that romney put on the air in ohio and the headlines this morning in the "new york times, two american of all motorists -- two american automakers rebut claims by romney? guest: they are trying to undermine president obama's mrs. mara automobile bailout was great for the state of ohio. that has proven to be a very strong message for president, something that has gotten him some support from voters that he normally would not do well with in some parts of the country, the white working-class voters, specifically in northeastern ohio, those workers are the ones who benefit from the automobile companies the most. so the republicans need to make it known to other ohio voters that, automobile bailout was not great for the state and did not do everything it possibly could. the advertisement their money is based on a bloomberg report and has since been corrected. it's not good for the campaign majore the ceo's of two car companies saying the claim is not true and we're not going to go build jeeps in china or ship jobs overseas
of the president obama has just a one-point lead among likely voters. three new swing state polls show the president still in the lead, although with a margin that is shrinking in florida, virginia and ohio. and instead of campaigning, the president went to the red cross in washington, d.c., yesterday. >> this is a tough time for a lot of people. millions of folks all across the eastern seaboard. but america is tougher. and we're tougher because we pull together, we leave nobody behind, we make sure that we respond as a nation and remind ourselves that whenever an american is in need, all of us stand together to make sure that we're providing the help that's necessary. >> mitt romney will resume a full campaign schedule today, stumping in florida. he held a disaster relief event yesterday in ohio. >> we've got people right now that are having some hard times because of this terrible hurricane and the storm that followed it, and your generosity will make a difference. so i want to thank you. >> i want to bring in usa today's washington bureau chief susan page. maureen dowd writes this t
for welfare, even though president obama did no such thing? well, now mr. romney is back with a new ad in ohio with that same old lie about welfare. they brought it back for the end of the campaign. romney campaign sent senator norm coleman from minnesota to ohio to tell voters there that mitt romney had no intention of overturning roe versus wade even though mitt romney himself says he would do everything he could to overturn roe versus wade. he said if that happened be he would be delighted to sign a bill banning all abortion at the federal level. last week in ohio mr. romney made a mistake, an out and out gaffe. >> i saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state, jeep, now owned by the italians, is thinking of moving all production to china. >> not true. totally false. jeep is not doing that. the day mitt romney told that made-up horror story to ohio voters chrysler had already announced that actually they were expanding. in ohio and in michigan. they weren't pulling out. mitt romney responded to the instant fact checking not by taking it back but by turning that lie i
. they were all going to vote for barack obama anyway. it is the swing state of ohio, and now the increasingly swung state of pennsylvania now coming into play that have taken really, taken a big hit with this storm. it may help the president on the margins but then again mitt romney was photographed yesterday, helping with hurricane relief. cheryl: monica, your point about the fact, hurricanes mostly hit blue states. what if, there is low turnout in those states what does that mean? >> it could have a depressive effect. that is true. a lot of people talking about power maybe not restored for another week which would take us into election day. i know in new jersey where my mom lives, there is some talk about distributing absent tee ballots to a lot of these communities down on the shore so they do have a chance to vote by mail in case power is not up. ashley: doug, let's move on from the storm, jobs report coming out on friday, if it is a particularly weak one, how much does that hurt the president? >> well, if i'm right and i think i am about the narrative benefiting from, in the short term,
. president obama will also be in las vegas and colorado before heading to ohio tomorrow. we will have the president's appearance for you live. we'll be right back. i have a cold... i took dayquil, but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] dayquil doesn't treat that. huh? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus rushes relief to all your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ sighs ] thank you! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! that was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir® flexpen. flexpen® is prefilled. doesn't need refrigeration for up to 42 days. no drawing from a vial. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. flexpen® is insulin delivery... my way. levemir® (insulin detemir [rdna origin] injection) is a long-acting insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes and is not recommended to treat diabetic ketoacidosis. do not use levemir® if you are allergic
. martha: i can tell you because i was there. exactly what we want. bill: after being in ohio the last couple days we can talk a lot about maybe there are signs that it helps obama or signs that it favors romney. one thing that is plain and obvious in ohio. everyone in that state knows how important ohio's position is determining yet again, the next president of the united states. talk about that in a little bit. new images we're seeing of sandy's destruction. these are just stunning. new pictures now in major parts of the jersey shore have been washed away. scenes like these, man, they take your breath away. >> i can't begin to calculate. it's a huge incalcuable amount of work but we'll start calculating starting tomorrow and we'll get to work. all eyes, right here. this is our year. i thought it was last year... turns out i was wrong. none of us would walk in here and settle. that's how we are! i forgot what i was going to say. patrick, i want 100% commitment! because i care man, ok? who are we!? 49ers! 49ers! 49ers! yeah! [ all cheering ] what the heck is going on
states, including virginia and ohio. meantime, both president obama and republican rival mitt romney have put their campaign trips on hold because of the storm and the need to deal with its aftermath. >>> iranian state television says the country's army has launched two days of ground and air maneuvers near the iraqi border. state media says the exercises are aimed at upgrading combat readiness and increasing deterrents against possible attacks. the war games come at a time of escalating tensions with the west over iran's nuclear program. >>> there appears to be high level fall-out from the apple-mac fee arrivingo. long-time head of iphone software development todd forstall will be leaving next year. apple did not give a reason, but it was his division that oversaw the update that replaced google maps with apple's first mapping app. that app drew so much criticism, apple apologized to its customers. >>> intrepid late night host jimmy fallon did not let the storm stop his release. he opened the store on almost the desserted streets, and then he delivered his monologue without a studio audi
around the country. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: president obama travels to buy ohi-- to ohio. mitt romney makes stops in hampshire, iowa and colorado. in colorado he will be joined by his wife. that is at the fallen for the 5 tonight on c-span and c-span radio. you can go to c-span.org for details hid for the next 45 minutes we are looking at a key house and senate races. e seats a 45th stat likely democrat. we will take a look of those the little. we love to hear from you about the house and senate elections in your state. how you plan to vote, tell us why. 202-585-3880 -- democrats. 202-585-3881 -- republicans. 202-585-3882 -- in the 10th independents. you can send us a tweet @cspanwj. you can send us an e-mail at cspan@journal.org. or reach us on facebook -- facebook.com/cspan. here is a map. 46 democrats as far as the seats are concerned. a 43 seats now in a lot for republicans. any good to the top of states, they look at 11 toss ups. in ohio, virginia, wisconsin, those for some of t these dates toss ups. again, if you want to give us a little in the foot of the house an
below the radar. the latest flashpoint, a romney tv ad running in ohio making this claim about jeep. >> obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy and sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. >> reporter: campaigning in ohio with former president clinton, vice president biden blasted the ad as false. >> chrysler has fellow bliged to go public and say there is no truth to this. jeep has no intention of shifting production of its jeep models out of north america to china. >> reporter: and while mitt romney is technically not campaigning today, he's doing a storm relief event, savannah, in the state of ohio. >> all right. chuck, a lot of folks are asking us this morning, is there a possibility with these widespread power outages that could last days, if not weeks, is there a chance the election day itself could be delayed? >> reporter: it's very unlikely. look, the presidential election day is something that is set in the constitution. now, states run elections, and they can decide to postpone, if they wanted to, it's happened before. new york city, of course, p
reported. fox news alert, president obama crans link a third straight day of campaigning due to the devastating storm. the white house saying the president will not attend events scheduled for tomorrow in ohio, a key battleground state as you know. instead we are told that mr. obama will remain in washington to monster the storm and the federal response. the president will get help from one of his big surrogates, former president bill clinton campaigning for the democratic ticket in colorado today. governor romney adjusting his schedule as well. canceling rallies in ohio and iowa. the governor is in ohio and helps to collect donations for storm relief. we are told he may visit storm-ravaged new jersey later this web. his running mate paul ryan also scrapping rallies in florida and colorado. the congressman, mr. ryan in his home state of wisconsin today thanking volunteers for helping out in storm relief efforts. with the campaigns on hold just seven days out from the election who benefits and who does not? chris stirewalt the fox news digital politics editor and host of power
there and ohio is important. >> yeah. i think that today the storm will have some positive impact for obama because he's going to be moving through the state with governor christie, a symbol of bipartisanship that will help both of them and being presidential and dealing with the storm. that sort of thing always helps an incumbent. but i think on balance, it's going to be a negative for obama for a couple of reasons. one is the democrats rely on early voting. a lot of their vote is sort of machine vote, like nursing homes or like union halls. they'll put their people in a bus and move them to a polling place and get them out. they rely on early voting for that. and it will be hard to do that in pennsylvania, virginia and a couple of other places. the other thing which is more important really is that whenever conditions are averse, the voters that persevere are the motivated ones, the ones that really care and the polling shows there is a big gap in perseverance and caring and motivation between the republicans and the democrats this year. so i think in pennsylvania and ohio and virginia, t
obama garnered the support of the blade in toledo ohio. pittsburgh post gazette and detroit free press. mitt romney was endorsed by the des moines register in des moines and the press enter vice in riverside, california. and it is a san francisco sweep. the giants beat detroit tiger last night to win the world series in four straight. game four went extra innings. san francisco winning. pablo san val was named the series' mvp. he says this years he year's giants were special. >> it's a team. i say thank you to my teammates to give me opportunity to be here. the two last series, you know, winning six, six, you know, elimination games is tough. >> it is the giants de world series title, this all in the last three year. soledad? >> good news for them. thank you very much for that update. we'll continue to get to zorida. >>> we have special coverage of hurrican irene expected to make landfall in new jersey some time this evening. we're monitoring advisories as they come in. we're also going to talk about what's closed. subways in new york are closed, schools are closed and smashgts as well
attacks particularly on the auto bailout. mitt romney released a new ad defending himself. >> obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy and sold chrysler to the italians who will build jeeps in china. mitt romney will fight for every american job. >> reporter: john kasich said the bailout impact on ohio has been overstated. >> when you take into account the companies and suppliers you're up 400 jobs. we didn't grow ohio's economy on just one industry. >> but his predecessor pushed back. >> i believe that the table was set by president obama and ohioans recognize that and i think that's why the president is going to win ohio. >> reporter: both campaigns in the wake of sandy have called off fundraising, emails and any fundraising events in any of the affected states. mitt romney's campaign put out word he spoke with the republican governors of states impacted on the storm,er name dropped chris christie and bob mcdonnell. the president will be in the situation room dealing with fema and that fallout. this is the october surprise but we don't know what it all means in eight days. savannah?
swing states, those numbers have been the same way. in colorado our latest polling shows barack obama down by four points. these numbers are moving in similar fashion across most of the states, with one big exception, ohio. in a high of the numbers show that it is 48-48. there is great enthusiasm from republican voters across the country. the democrats appear to have a stronger ground game and we are seeing that especially in ohio. before we get into all of that, we have two guests and they've both say they have said things they regret they have informed me that is not accurate. governor rendell is someone who speaks his mind freely on nbc and obviously served as governor of the great state of pennsylvania. i want to start by asking them about their home states. can mitt romney win? >> i would say yes the pennsylvania is in play. and i would say that it is probably the best bellwether of what happened over the last three weeks. the their campaign is particularly active in a pennsylvania. they have not been running many television ads because most campaigns thought it was going to be i
of these other numbers. colorado obviously important. florida, virginia, certainly ohio. but look at these numbers. this is from the new nbc "the wall street journal" poll in iowa obama 50%, romney 44%. much closer in new hampshire. obama 49%, romney 47% within the sampling error. wisconsin similarly 49%, 46%. these states are pretty important as well. >> every state. all of these battleground states are very important. there are different permutations to get to the all important 270. you look at a tiny state like new hampshire which is so close, four electoral votes, wolf, but it's the last place mitt romney is going to visit before he goes home to boston to vote. the president's going to be there. this could be the difference in the electoral college. if you look at iowa and wisconsin, two other numbers you just threw out there. iowa and wisconsin very important part of the president's firewall in the midwest. for example, should he lose florida, iowa and wisconsin very important. same thing with ohio. both of them -- both those states important to both of these candidates. and
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